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January 2022 


In this issue:

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Provincial Health Office Update:

As per the current PHO order, the following facilities, services, and programs are closed or suspended until January 18, 2022.

  • Hangar Fitness Centre

  • Lower Hangar

  • Studios

  • Group Fitness (starting January 24, 2022)

  • Personal Training (starting January 18, 2022)

The following facilities, services, and programs remain open at this time.

  • Open Gym

  • Register & Play (starting January 17, 2022)

  • Intramurals (registration opens January 11, 2022 at 7:00am)

Face Coverings are mandatory in all indoor common spaces and can be removed once one is engaged in exercise.

Hours of Operation

Facility Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:45am to 10:00pm

Facility Hours: Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays, 8:00am to 8:00pm

The UBCO gymnasium facility remains open, however, the Hangar Fitness Centre is CLOSED until January 18, 2022 (pending PHO updates).

R100 Highlights

Start your semester off right with the R100 Workout Challenge. If you are starting this challenge in January, no problem, we can track your workouts from September! Sign-up today and we will calculate how many workouts you have completed in the Hangar. UBCO Recreation wants you to keep moving!

Congratulations to our first R100 Finishers of the year, Evan and Maki. They both receive the R100 t-shirt and a great completion prize package. Great work!!


Move UBC Grants

Have a great idea to get people moving more? Need some funds to make it happen?

Move UBC Grants provide funding of up to $300 for student groups, departments or units who would like to host an event during February’s Move UBC month. If you share our commitment to helping our community move more, move well, move anywhere, and more for the planet, we encourage you to apply for a grant to kick-start your project and make it happen! Move UBC Grant applications are due January 23, 2022

Learn More



Registration for Season 1 Intramurals opens on January 11 at 7:00am! Register early as spots fill up quickly. 

  • Season 2 registration dates:      March 1-3.

Keep an eye out for some fun new additions to intramurals this winter, including curling and cricket. Old favorites like volleyball, basketball, and futsal (indoor soccer) will also be returning for term 2 leagues.

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Open Gym

Whenever the gym is not booked for a particular activity, the gym is considered “open” for drop-in sports. Participation in Open Gym requires an active facility membership. Gym schedules are subject to change without notice, though we do our best to keep the online gym schedule as up to date as possible.

Gym Schedule


Workout Buddies

Dates: January 23 to April 24

Workout Buddies brings together students with similar goals and interests so that you don't have to workout alone! You can be new to fitness or just looking to meet a new friend.

People of all abilities and fitness levels are welcome to participate. 

Learn More

Personal Training

Looking for a way to stay motivated and reach new goals in 2022? Our Personal Trainers are here to help you stay on track and change up your workout routine. You will be matched with a trainer that will help you with your personal goals. Start-up packages available to get you started!

For more information or to sign-up for your complimentary Hangar Orientation email

Group Fitness

Start your new year off right and check out our new Winter Group Fitness Schedule. New classes such as Candlelight Pilates, Spin to Survive, Rise & Shine Yoga, Tabata & more. Stay Active with UBCO Recreation. Classes start January 24th!

Classes are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must have an active Membership or purchase a Day Pass ($5 for students) to attend classes. 

Group Fitness Schedule

Fitness Instructor Highlight

Josée is one of yoga teachers and enjoys leading her students to connect with mind, body, and soul through her carefully crafted yoga classes. When Josée isn't teaching you can find her exploring Kelowna (likely in search of a waterfall or view), at the gym, or studying! Josée is currently in a Masters of Social Work and has a passion for mental health, social justice, and multidisciplinary wellness.

Josée's Class: Friday Flow Yoga

Personal Training Corner

Our newest addition to the personal training team at UBCO Recreation this semester is Colin! Colin is a Certfied Personal Trainer through Canfit Pro and is currently studying at the Okanagan College of Massage Therapy. 

Colin is always researching how to continue his personal goals as well as help others obtain their goals. Colin is excited to continue his schooling where he will continue to pursue his passion for health and fitness. Looking for motivation to stick with your goals? Book a session with Colin below. 

Personal Training resumes on January 18

Book a Session with Colin


Latin Dance Classes

Join us for Latin Dance with UBC Recreation. Registration is just $40 for 5 weekly classes. There are limited spots available so sign up today to learn a new type of dance or improve your skills!

Date: Thursday, January 20 to February 17

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Studio 1 

Cost: $40


Healing Centered Yoga

This class will help facilitate calm breathing, releasing tension in the body, and learning tools for emotional regulation on and off the mat. All are welcome, no experience required. 



  • Monday, January 17 - Virtual 
  • Monday, January 24 - In person (Studio 1)

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: Virtual (January 17) & Studio 1 (January 24)

Cost: FREE


Kickboxing Lessons

Kickboxing lessons will return this January! Join us for a 5-week session of kickboxing classes at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium.

Registration is just $35 for 5 weekly classes. There are limited spots available so sign up today!

Date: Wednesday, January 19 to February 16

Time: 6:30-7:30pm or 7:45-8:45pm

Location: Studio 1

Cost: $35



Lead Climbing Course

Learn the skills of lead climbing: proper clipping techniques, belaying, and the use of different belay devices. The class includes all necessary rental equipment (harness, shoes, rope, belay devices), and is taught by certified climbing instructors.

Participants must be able to climb a grade of 5.9 or higher, be competent at top rope belaying, and have taken a Level 1 or Top Rope course in the last 2 years.

Date: Tuesday, February 8

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $30


Kelowna Rockets Hockey

Purchase your Kelowna Rockets voucher at the Customer Service Desk in the Gymnasium for $20. This deal is available for any game all season long!

Location: Prospera Place

Cost: $20

All vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Prospera Place.

Game Schedule

Learn to Play Squash

Learn to Play Squash with Squash BC Post-Secondary Program! Includes 6 weeks of squash lessons, rentals, and membership.

  • Thursdays in Kelowna: January 27 to March 3
  • Fridays in Vernon: January 28 to March 4

Time: 6:45-7:45pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Location: Global Fitness & Racquet Centre (Kelowna) & Rosters Sport Club (Vernon)

Cost: $60


Rock Climbing Lessons

Learn to Climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond The Crux Climbing Gym. At the conclusion of this course, you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and be able to top-rope climb without instruction/supervision. The cost is $50 and includes four lessons, rental equipment, and instruction by certified climbing instructors.


  • Monday, January 17 to February 7 
  • Wednesday, January 19 to February 9
  • Thursday, January 20 to February 10
  • Friday, January 21 to February 11

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Cost: $50


Curling Open House

Have you ever wanted to try Curling and you haven’t had the opportunity? Come and throw a few rocks and receive some instruction on the game.

This will give you the confidence to join the UBCO Recreation Curling League or register for Learn to Curl lessons!

Date: Sunday, January 16

Time: 5:00-7:30pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club

Cost: FREE


Learn to Curl 

Join UBCO Recreation in a Learn to Curl program. Three nights of instruction, equipment and games. Bring your friends for a fun night on the ice.

Dates: Sunday, January 23 to February 6

Time: 5:00-7:30pm

Location: Kelowna Curling Club

Cost: $15


Gymnastics Lessons 

UBC Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Gymnastics Club to offer a gymnastics program for students and staff! Join us for four weeks of gymnastics on Friday nights which include a short lesson and free play in the gym.

Date: Friday, January 28 to February 18

Time: 6:15-7:45pm

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix

Cost: $60



Big White Student Day

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at Big White Ski Resort! The bus leaves the UBCO Gym at 7:45am and leaves Big White at 4:00pm. Space is limited, so register soon!

Date: Saturday, January 29 

Time: 7:45am-5:00pm


  • $12 Bus Ticket
  • $55 Lift Tickets
  • $40 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)

Registration deadline: January 23


Cross Country Skiing at Telemark

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Telemark Nordic Club! All passes and rental payments will be done at the hill when you arrive. Please check-in and pay at the hill! You must reserve your spot with the registration link below.


  • Day skiing: Sunday, January 30 & February 13
  • Night skiing: Friday, January 21 & February 11


  • Day skiing: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Night skiing: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $8 Day pass; $5 Night pass
  • $11 Rentals 


Cross Country Night Skiing at Sovereign

UBCO Recreation is excited to offer Cross-Country Skiing in partnership with Sovereign Lake! All ski passes will need to be purchased online to reserve your spot and rentals will be purchased at Sovereign when you arrive.

Date: Wednesday, January 26, February 2, and March 2

Time: 4:00-8:00pm


  • $10 Night pass
  • $5 Rentals 


SilverStar Student Day

Enjoy a full day of affordable fun at SilverStar Ski Resort. The bus departs the UBCO Gym at 7:45am and leaves SilverStar at 4:00pm to return to campus by 5:00pm. Space is limited so register soon!

Date: Sunday, February 6

Time: 7:45am-5:00pm


  • $12 Bus Ticket
  • $55 Lift Tickets
  • $30 Rentals (ski or snowboard + helmet)
  • $30 1/2 Day Lesson (no equipment included)

Registration deadline: January 31 at noon